The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council announces Global Seafood Consolidators Corp. as its latest member. The Miami-based importer specializes in premium pasteurized crabmeat sourced from South America and Southeast Asia. Founded by industry veterans, Global Seafood Consolidators Corp. has over 40 years’ experience in the seafood business.
With a diverse sales sheet of crab offerings, Global Seafood Consolidators Corp. services wholesale and retail level customers. Their extensive in-country contacts allow for a carefully monitored supply chain and superior product.
“Global Seafood is a longstanding organization representing many high volume crab producers and importers from South America, Indonesia, China and Vietnam,” said President and CEO Jeffrey Martinez-Malo. “As we expand our portfolio to include crab from Southeast Asia, we are joining the Crab Council to establish our business as sustainably-minded from the outset.”
The addition of Global Seafood Consolidators Corp. brings the Crab Council’s roster to 28 members. The Crab Council is an industry-led sustainability effort whose membership includes U.S. and international crab importing companies. The Crab Council assesses its members on every pound of blue swimming crab imported to support fishery improvement projects in Southeast Asia.
Encouraged by Global Seafood Consolidator Corp.’s membership, Crab Council Chairman Brendan Sweeny sees the council’s incorporation of companies who have newly entered the blue swimming crab market as a sign of the group’s visibility and success.
“That companies are now joining the Crab Council before importing their first container of crab is significant,” said Sweeny. “This clear priority shows that sustainability is being written into business plans and that membership to the council is now considered stock-in-trade for a crab importing company.”